Set I: Confrontation > And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night(end), Camera B, Stone > The Devil's Waltz, In the Sky > Floodlights (unf) > (4/3>)House Dog Party Favor > (4/4>)Mindless Dribble > Confrontation Set II: Crystal Ball > Save The Robots(><) > Crystal Ball, World is Spinning, And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night(beg) > Helicopters > The Tunnel Encore: Paint The Day
February 9, 2010 Subject:
Solid Jamming But Nothing Groundbreaking
The sound quality on this show is once again very good. Very clear separations on this show.
Confrontation > Ladies is actually pretty generic untz, and doesn't really have much of a direction, and of course Camera B is standalone so nothing much to say.
Stone > Devil's Waltz is as it always is. I happen to love this pairing.
Floodlights > House Dog > Dribble is a solid section. The jam out of Floodlights is decent, and the jam out of House Dog is a great, thematic build into the end of Dribble. Sammy is just going crazy with the thirst quencher e-drums in the Dribble jam.
Crystal Ball > Robots > Crystal Ball is a big disappointment for this show. This pairing looks like it has such potential but it did not live up to it at all. It does get a little cool right before the drop back into "Save the robots, from themselves," but not enough to warrant a full listen of the section.
World is Spinning - Standalone.
Ladies > Helix is something I will always love. These songs just work so well together, always. The jams in both of these songs are upbeat, happier-ish jams. The jam out of Helix uses the same chord progression as nearly every Helix in this time period, but this one works particularly well due to the way that they melt into the Tunnel.
The Tunnel is okay. They start out the jam with great potential, because I go nuts for the jams when Magner is using his xylophone patches. Unfortunately, Brownstein really drops the ball on this jam. I understand that jamming in 7/4 when you've been jamming in 4/4 all night can sometimes be a lot of thinking, but Brownstein clearly just stops trying about halfway through the jam and is playing the most repetitive, uninteresting riff.
Paint The Day - Standalone.
Overall, the show is fairly average, and there's nothing in here that really sticks out as something you HAVE to hear, other than maybe the jam out of House Dog and the melt into the beginning of Tunnel.